I don't really know how to phrase this question, so I apologize. Here's my dilema and I need some guidance. Since I've been searching for FJ40's I've come across quite a few that are in ok shape for $4k-$5k but need work. I've also come across a couple that are in good rust-free shape for $7k-$8k but not restored. The cheaper ones are mostly original and the more expensive ones are usually lifted with tires and wheels but still need paint and such. So here's the question. Would you rather buy a cheaper one that needs more work and go through it yourself, pretty much doing a full tub off resoration. - or - Would you rather buy a rust-free rig for $7k-$8k that just needs exterior paint and a few other things? Now I'll give you my point of view on each. If I bought the cheaper one I could go through it myself and get an incredible understanding of the rig inside and out. It would be nice knowing that I went through and replaced everything myself and that everything is in good working order. If I bought the more expensive one I could have it painted and be out driving it in a week, but who knows what it needs or is going to need mechanically. Honestly I don't really know why these people think they can get $3k more for a rig that still needs work, but I guess they are cleaner. I'm just confused, I don't know what I want to do.